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What Would a Localista Do in Cary this Weekend? All This.

Sure, it’s a question you ask yourself each week around this time, what to do with your weekend. I ask myself that very same question and here’s how I’d answer myself if I was planning to spend this weekend, May 29 – 31, in Cary. Yes, Cary. A late Spring Friday evening is best enjoyed… Continue reading What Would a Localista Do in Cary this Weekend? All This.

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21 Days of Local Food – Cary Downtown Farmers Market

Conventional wisdom advises that habits are ingrained after 21 days of repetition. If that theory holds true, then the eat~play~shop local habit requires time and effort to develop. Each month I’ll be sharing “21 Days” of some event, place or organization in the Triangle, enabling (and I mean that in the most positive sense possible) your inner Localista to… Continue reading 21 Days of Local Food – Cary Downtown Farmers Market

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{Eat Local} A Week to Celebrate Farmers Markets

  This past week has been National Farmers Market Week (August 4th - 10th), a week dedicated to celebrating markets of all sizes in our communities. As stated by the Farmers Market Coalition, "Now more than ever, farmers markets serve as anchors across American communities, positively influencing community health and wealth. Markets result in more viable… Continue reading {Eat Local} A Week to Celebrate Farmers Markets

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{Eat Local} 93 Days of Summer

Summer lasts 93 days. During that time, produce season peaks for squash, green beans, butter beans, field peas, blueberries, blackberries, cabbage, cantaloupes, corn, cucumbers, eggplant, tomatoes, okra, peaches, peppers, watermelon... just to name a few. It hardly seems right that all those wonderful fruits and vegetables have only a 93-day +/- window of opportunity at… Continue reading {Eat Local} 93 Days of Summer

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{Eat Local} Quick, Simple and Deliciously Fresh

Some weeks are busy and the task of meal planning, writing out a shopping list, and prepping a lot of ingredients just can't be squeezed into the daily agenda. These are the times when I create minimalist-type dishes and meals using prepared foods along side fresh, seasonal ingredients both of which I can find at the… Continue reading {Eat Local} Quick, Simple and Deliciously Fresh

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You Know You’re a Farmers’ Market Geek When…

It's the little things that excite me. Like the spate of updates from a handful of area farmers' markets announcing upcoming Spring hours and new vendors for the new season. The anticipation of waking early to explore area markets filled with fresh Spring crops equates to similar feelings I had as a child during those… Continue reading You Know You’re a Farmers’ Market Geek When…

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Cary Downtown Farmers’ Market

Cary Downtown Farmers' Market is the eldest of three farmers' markets found in Cary.  Established in 1991, the downtown farmers' market found a new location in 2012, settling in the parking lot at 301 S. Academy Street on opening day in early April. The Saturday I visited this market I found summer vegetables still plentiful,… Continue reading Cary Downtown Farmers’ Market